An Overview to the Building Safety Act 2022

Tuesday, 11 October 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)
    • Colin Jones, Partner, Head of Construction Legal Services Construction and Engineering Team, Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd

The presentation will give an overview of the Building Safety Act 2022 which was enacted earlier this year and will include the following:

  • The Act introduces a regime overseen by a new Building Safety Regulator, with particular emphasis on "higher-risk buildings".
  • There are new obligations that apply throughout a building's life cycle.
  • There are new requirements relating to the competence of those involved with buildings (including the residents themselves).
  • The Act introduces means of enforcement for breach, including criminal sanctions, together with an extension of the limitation periods for civil actions.
  • Beyond all of that the Act provides a framework for a host of secondary legislation which will be introduced over the coming months and which applies to changes to the rules governing architects' competence, fire safety legislation and construction products, a New Homes Ombudsman.


Colin Jones is a Partner in the HCR Construction & Engineering Team with many years of experience of advising all parts of the construction industry, as well as clients, funders and others on construction and engineering related legal matters. - go to for more information

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